Who doesn’t love curling up on the couch for a scary movie night with friends or your dog at this time of year? Or using it as the perfect excuse to cuddle your crush!
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Here’s a round-up of the Sloppy Jones Cast’s favourite Halloween Horror Movies to watch plus a video of the top 5 and cocktails to pair with them.
21 Movies to watch this Halloween Season…or all year-round:
1. Scream (Wes Craven, 1996)
Plot: A year after the murder of her mother, a teenage girl is terrorized by a new killer, who targets the girl and her friends by using horror films as part of a deadly game.
Scream is a satirical take on the typical slasher teen horror movie. It’s meta, smart, funny, and suspenseful all at the same time. We love the iconic female leads that stood against sterotypes of how women are often portayed in horror films of this genre.Scream 3 Movie Collection (Scream / Scream 2 / Scream 3) [Blu-ray]
You can buy the collection of Scream movies on Amazon.
Screw Barrymore Cocktail Recipe
2 oz. of vodka
2 oz. of orange juice
Shake with ice
Serve in a rocks glass
2. The Love Witch (Anna Biller, 2016)
Plot: A modern-day witch uses spells and magic to get men to fall in love with her, with deadly consequences.
The Love Witch is shot to look like a 1960s Technicolor film and evokes a vaguely psychedelic fairy tale while being a completely self-aware horror movie with a dash of feminist psychosexual dramedy. It’s as aesthetically pleasing as it is campy.
Love Potion Cocktail Recipe
4 oz. of prosecco
1 oz. of cranberry juice
Serve in a Champagne Flute
Garnish with a fresh Strawberry
3. Jennifer’s Body (Karyn Kusama, 2009)
Plot: A newly possessed high school cheerleader turns into a succubus who specializes in killing her male classmates. Can her best friend put an end to the horror?
How can a film thats a horror-comedy about a man-eating high school student played by Megan Fox not be amazing? We love the subtle lesbian undertones and how it’s become a feminist cult classic. You can buy on Amazon through the link below:
I am a God(father)
1 oz. of your favourite Smokey Scotch
1 oz. of amaretto
Pour liquor into a rocks glass with ice
Garnish with a cinammon stick
4. Us (Jordan Peele, 2019)
Plot: A family’s serene beach vacation turns to chaos when their doppelgängers appear and begin to terrorize them.
We stan anything Jordan Peele.
Orange Peele Cocktail Recipe
2 oz. of Bourbon
2 drops of honey
Serve in a rocks glass with ice
Garnish with two dashes of bitters and a flamed orange peel.
5. The Shining (Stanley Kubrick, 1980)
Plot: A family heads to an isolated hotel for the winter where a sinister presence influences the father into violence, while his psychic son sees horrific forebodings from both past and future.
Stanley Kubrick’s The Shining is on the top of every horror movie list. It’s a creepy, unnerving, and a deeply engaging cinematic adaptation of Stephen King’s novel.
Jack and Wendy Cocktail Recipe
2 oz. of Jack Daniels
The whites of one egg
1 oz. of lime juice
1/2 oz. of simple syrup
Shake ingredients to froth before shaking with ice to chill.
Serve in a rocks glass and garnish with two dashes of bitters.
6. Shaun of the Dead (Edgar Wright, 2004)
Plot: A man’s uneventful life is disrupted by the zombie apocalypse.
This movie does double duty as a satire of the romantic comedy genre housed in a zombie apocalypse film. It’s dark comedy cleverly balances the scare and wit making for a bloody good zombie movie.
7. Midsommar (Ari Aster, 2019)
Plot: A couple travels to Sweden to visit a rural hometown’s fabled mid-summer festival. What begins as an idyllic retreat quickly devolves into an increasingly violent and bizarre competition at the hands of a pagan cult.
Before it’s a horror film, Midsommar is a break-up film that dives into living with mental illness that the movie takes seriously and explores through events in the plot. Like all good A24 films, it’s a slow burn that’s meticulously designed and dense with clues and references. For how outlandish the story line seems it’s still grounded in a reltably real world – making it way scarier.
8. The Rocky Horror Picture Show (Jim Sharman, 1975)
Plot: A newly-engaged couple have a breakdown in an isolated area and must seek shelter at the bizarre residence of Dr. Frank-n-Furter.
This is a cult classic for a reason, it’s the ultimate in camp. It’s time to do the time warp again!
Go Retro- Get the DVD The Rocky Horror Picture Show (25th Anniversary Edition)
9. The Lost Boys (Joel Schumacher, 1987)
Plot: After moving to a new town, two brothers discover that the area is a haven for vampires.
The original hot vampires and an amazing time capsule for the 80s camp B-movies. Another cult classic with a stacked cast of Hollywood’s biggest names, at the time, in their teens.
10. What We Do in the Shadows (Jemaine Clement, Taika Waititi, 2014)
Plot: Viago, Deacon and Vladislav are vampires who are finding that modern life has them struggling with the mundane – like paying rent, keeping up with the chore wheel, trying to get into nightclubs and overcoming flatmate conflicts.
So many eras of vampire in one movie! It’s smarter, fresher, and funnier than most vampire movies that came out recently .
11. The Witches (Nicolas Roeg, 1990)
Plot: A young boy stumbles onto a witch convention and must stop them, even after he has been turned into a mouse.
It’s a must watch before the 2020 reboot!
12. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Henry Selick, 1993)
Plot: Jack Skellington, king of Halloween Town, discovers Christmas Town, but his attempts to bring Christmas to his home causes confusion.
Two holidays in one movie, yes please. Also it’s a classic for Tim Burton fans.
13. Cabin in the Woods (Drew Goddard, 2011)
Plot: Five friends go for a break at a remote cabin, where they get more than they bargained for, discovering the truth behind the cabin in the woods.
We love this film for the script, by Joss Whedon and Drew Goddard, who also directed, it’s just spot-on and clever. It’s scary and gory without being overly violent.
14. Warm Bodies (Jonathan Levine, 2013)
Plot: After a highly unusual zombie saves a still-living girl from an attack, the two form a relationship that sets in motion events that might transform the entire lifeless world.
It’s a post-apocalyptic love story that’s hilarious and unabashedly romantic and unapologetically optimistic.
15. Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (Burr Steers, 2016)
Plot: Five sisters in 19th century England must cope with the pressures to marry while protecting themselves from a growing population of zombies.
I mean it’s Pride and Prejudice… with zombies!
16. Bram Stoker’s Dracula (Francis Ford Coppola, 1994)
Plot: The centuries old vampire Count Dracula comes to England to seduce his barrister Jonathan Harker’s fiancée Mina Murray and inflict havoc in the foreign land.
Francis Ford Coppola’s vision of Bram Stoker’s Dracula rescues the character from decades of campy interpretations.
17. Hocus Pocus (Kenny Ortega, 1993)
Plot: A curious youngster moves to Salem, where he struggles to fit in before awakening a trio of diabolical witches that were executed in the 17th century.
Hocus Pocus is one of the best Halloween movies of all time – it’s a must watch for getting into the Halloween spirit.
18. The Craft (Andrew Fleming, 1996)
Plot: A newcomer to a Catholic prep high school falls in with a trio of outcast teenage girls who practice witchcraft, and they all soon conjure up various spells and curses against those who anger them.
A girls high school drama movie with a witchy twist – its perfect. It’s mildly feminist and explores so many topics such as self-harm, mental illness, racism and more. Plus the 90’s-esque outfit inspo is too good.
19. Coraline (Henry Selick, 2009)
Plot: An adventurous 11-year-old girl finds another world that is a strangely idealized version of her frustrating home, but it has sinister secrets.
Coraline is simply one of the best animated films ever made, it’s stunning and has a great whimsical story line.
20. Get Out (Jordan Peele, 2017)
Plot: A young African-American visits his white girlfriend’s parents for the weekend, where his simmering uneasiness about their reception of him eventually reaches a boiling point.
Funny, scary, and thought-provoking Get Out is truly a horror movie in it’s own lane. It was totally worth the hype and praise it received.
21. Sleepy Hollow (Tim Burton, 1999)
Plot: Ichabod Crane is sent to Sleepy Hollow to investigate the decapitations of three people, with the culprit being the legendary apparition, The Headless Horseman.
Sleepy Hollow might be one of the most gorgeous horror films, it’s a gothic horror dream! Plus it stars a young Johnny Depp… need we say more.